Saturday, September 21, 2013

From the shelf: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)

Title: Dreamless (Starcrossed #2)
Author: Josephine Angelini
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology
Date read: September 8, 2013
Dawn Rates:  (4/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

StarHearts, as fans of Josephine Angelini call themselves, will stay up all night reading Dreamless, the second book in the bestselling Starcrossed series. The saga mixes mythology, romance, action, and intrigue in a completely original way.

Dreamless continues the story of Helen Hamilton, a shy girl living on Nantucket Island whose desire for an ordinary life was thwarted when she discovered she is a Scion, a descendant of a Greek god and a mortal. Each Scion has a power, and Helen’s is the ability to travel to Hades.

Helen is determined to use her talent to stop a war amongst the gods and change her destiny, which is to live a life patterned after that of the tragic Helen of Troy. But her quest may cost her Lucas Delios, the boy she loves.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

This is the second book of the Starcrossed trilogy. After being bound by Starcrossed, I was compelled to read this especially with my curiosity bothering me. I even thought that this would be a second book slump since trilogies sometimes have bad, confusing sequels but I was wrong. There was more action and a quest that could change the order of things. I read reviews of this and they are suggesting a third party coming along but I didn't see it that way. For me, Orion is like the friend Helen needed that came at the right time. There would be confusion which was natural but I think that it wouldn't be pursued. Hector is one character a reader would love very much. He is like this brother you wanted to have and it was depressing to think that he is an outcast. I also have this itching feeling that Daphne has something planned all along but I guess I have to read the last installment to find out. Whatever the consequences would've made with the united houses, the freeing of the furies and the Olympians would be answered in the third book. I sure hope so.

Till the next read...

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